Category Archives: Politics

Paul Krugman: The Rewards of Being Very Serious


  A while back, before moving to Slate, Matthew Yglesias had what I considered a brilliant insight into the incentives facing small-country political leaders: Normally you would think that a national prime minister’s best option is to try to do … Continue reading

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Afghanistan and Libya Point NATO to Five Lessons


Afghanistan and Libya Point NATO to Five Lessons, from: New Atlanticist, by  Kurt Volker: Both the wars in Afghanistan and Libya reveal serious flaws in the Alliance. If they can’t be fixed, perhaps it’s time for a ‘back to basics’ NATO and a return … Continue reading

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Links for week 32, 2011


Wrong And Right by Paul Krugman What Would I Have Done? by Paul Krugman Meanwhile, in the Global Economy by Paul Krugman The President Surrenders by Paul Krugman

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Links for week 31, 2011


The Debt Ceiling Crisis And The Failure Of The Establishment Jonathan Chait It’s not a deficit emergency, it’s a jobs emergency. See the video: Blinder: Forget Debt, the Emergency is Unemployment Barack Obama: The Democrats’ Richard Nixon? By BRUCE BARTLETT … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Debt and Forgetfulness


Debt and Forgetfulness, by Paul Krugman, in NY Times: I keep seeing comments along the lines of “Keynesianism doesn’t work, because liberals keep running deficits even when times are good, and never pay debt down.” Guys, how about looking at … Continue reading

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